EOI: ACI Frailty Taskforce

Applications are now closed.


Chanelle Stowers – Manager, Service Integration and Design, SNHN & NSLHD



We are seeking individuals to join a Taskforce that will support the Agency for Clinical Innovation’s (ACI’s) work into the following key areas in frailty:

  • Identification of frailty
  • Mobilisation
  • Polypharmacy
  • Shared decision-making
  • Nutrition
  • Options for care


The ACI has recently completed a project to explore the issue of low value, inappropriate care in the context of people with frailty. As a result of this foundational work, it has been recognised that a single intervention to address the problems associated with living with frailty is clearly not feasible, nor can a single health professional group identify and engineer the solutions. It requires partnership and a focus on shared decision making between health professionals and consumers.

Based upon their phase one diagnostic, phase two will explore these key areas: identification of frailty, mobilisation, polypharmacy, shared decision making, nutrition and options for care. It is anticipated that the work will be led by multiple networks across ACI.

To support this work, ACI will establish a new Taskforce (Terms of Reference here).

The first meeting of the Taskforce is currently scheduled for Wednesday 11th December 2019 between 1:00pm and 3:00pm, with plans for monthly meetings thereafter. Face-to-face at the ACI Office Chatswood, as well as virtual options, will be available to attend these meetings.


If you are interested in being on the taskforce, please fill in the form below and return it to Chanelle Stowers (cstowers@snhn.org.au) by Weds 27th Nov. The expression of interest should outline your experience and area of focus to support improvements in the care of people living with frailty. We are seeking expertise from experienced:

  • Consumers/consumer advocates
  • Medical: across the areas of Geriatrics, General Medicine, Anaesthetics, and Surgical
  • Nursing: across the areas of Geriatrics, General Medicine, Anaesthetics, and Surgical
  • Allied Health
  • Pharmacy
  • Primary Health Networks and General Practice
  • Ethics / Research
  • Emergency Care